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Surprise: You don’t need eggs, oil, or dairy to make waffles or pancakes. Here, rolled oats are ground into a coarse flour for tender, textured waffles rich in nutty oatmeal flavor. The batter is thick so that it will hold its shape in a waffle iron, but you can also thin it with more plant milk to make it pourable enough for pancakes. For a healthy alternative to pancake syrup, try blending 2 cups of fresh berries into a smooth purée, then spooning it over your oat waffles.

From The Engine 2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet

Oat Waffles

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseeds
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond or oat milk
  • ⅓ cup mashed banana
  • Sliced bananas or other fresh fruit

Instructions

  1. Combine the oats, flaxseeds, lemon zest, and cinnamon in a food processor or blender. Process or blend until a powder forms.
  2. Transfer oat mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the almond milk and mashed banana, just until moistened (batter will be fairly thick).
  3. Preheat a nonstick waffle iron. Pour the batter into waffle iron and close lid quickly; do not open until done. Cook according to waffle iron directions. When done, use a fork or a wooden chopstick to lift waffle off the grid. Repeat with the remaining batter. Serve warm with sliced bananas.
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Didi6 days ago
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The lemon zest really added brightness to the waffles! We drizzled them with a little bit of date syrup and with bananas on top it was delish!

Victoria2 months ago
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It was good for meal prepping as well! I added a tiny bit of baking poweder and they maintained crispiness! For meal prepping I made a whole bunch and would keep in the freezer, to reheat I put them in the toaster so I could have something healthy every morning!

Gordon4 months ago
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Thank you Mrs Esselstein!

Daniel Saba5 months ago
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I use flavored seltzer water instead of almondmilk.
Excellent. Been doing this for 30 years

Kim Liebbe5 months ago
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See comment below

Kim Liebbe5 months ago
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Most FOK are amazing!! Sadly, this one is not. I agree with the “glutinous cardboard” comment – they were dense with no flavor. Even adding extra banana and vanilla didn’t help.

Ruth Joy Michaelis6 months ago
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Very dense, a bit like glutinous cardboard. Healthy though.

Tim7 months ago
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Very easy to make. Good taste. Sturdy. Very sturdy. When eating these, I feel like I am doing the right thing. Doing the right thing is not always a walk in the park, but I would take that walk again.

Laura M8 months ago
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Where can I find the nutrition info for these recipes?

Theresa11 months ago
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Hello,
Great recipe. Thanks.;>}

Barbara Meyer11 months ago
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What can you use in place of lemon zest?

Giget10 months ago
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What can use yo replace flaxseed

Carol konyha11 months ago
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I just omit it!
This recipe is very forgiving!

Sandra L1 year ago
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can you substitute anything for the mashed banana?

Donna9 months ago
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Very good and filling

Jacqui12 months ago
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1/2 cup Applesauce worked great!

Larissa D1 year ago
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Try applesauce and see how that works.

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Rip Esselstyn, son of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, was a firefighter in the Austin fire department when he discovered dangerously high cholesterol levels among his firefighter comrades. He led a stationwide revolution of dietary change that resulted in markedly better health, which he detailed in his bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet. Visit Engine2Diet.com for updates from Rip.

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